Set up a screen lock to use the Google Pay app

To use the Google Pay app, you need to set up a screen lock on your phone.

Screen locks that work with the Google Pay app

You can unlock Google Pay with the following methods:

  • PIN
  • Pattern
  • Password
  • Fingerprint
  • Iris scan
  • 3D face unlock

Turn screen lock on

Why a screen lock is required

To help protect your information in case your phone gets lost or stolen, the Google Pay app requires a screen lock. If your device is locked, the Google Pay app can’t be opened.

Set or change a screen lock

  1. Open your phone's Settings app.
  2. Tap Security.
    Tip: If you don't find "Security," go to your phone manufacturer’s support site for help.
  3. To pick a screen lock, tap Screen lock.
    Tip: If you've already set a lock, you need to enter your PIN, pattern, or password before you can pick a different lock.
  4. Tap the screen lock option you'd like to use. Follow the on-screen instructions. 

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